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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is New Mexico State University - Main Campus Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus was awarded 108 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.

Overall Quality

NMSU Main Campus is ranked #1,866 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

NMSU Main Campus also holds the #12 spot on the Best Colleges in New Mexico ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into NMSU Main Campus?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to NMSU Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 580. Math scores were between 460 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 450 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 460 to 580 )
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800
NMSU Main Campus received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for New Mexico State University - Main Campus  ( 18 to 23 )
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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, New Mexico State University - Main Campus is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at New Mexico State University - Main Campus is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at New Mexico State University - Main Campus

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like New Mexico State University - Main Campus enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at NMSU Main Campus is 13%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100
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100

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,675 undergraduates at NMSU Main Campus with 9,740 being full-time and 1,935 being part-time.

How Much Does New Mexico State University - Main Campus Cost?

The overall average net price of NMSU Main Campus is $8,659. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for NMSU Main Campus

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,896 $7,006 $10,235 $12,909 $13,345

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of NMSU Main Campus, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NMSU Main Campus, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $1,734 a year. That adds up to $6,936 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NMSU Main Campus is 13.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do NMSU Main Campus Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from NMSU Main Campus with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 13% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of New Mexico State University - Main Campus

New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a public institution located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. NMSU Main Campus is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for NMSU Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: 575-646-0111
Website: www.nmsu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmexicostateuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nmsu

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 90 majors graduated from New Mexico State University - Main Campus. Of these students, 2,434 received undergraduate degrees and 783 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 166 $27,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 152 $28,200
Nursing 139 $59,000
Mechanical Engineering 109 $61,500
Computer Information Systems 92 $51,800
General Business/Commerce 91 $34,100
General Psychology 89 $20,300
General Biology 80 $18,900
Marketing 79 $38,100
Finance & Financial Management 61 $29,800

Learn more about the majors offered at New Mexico State University - Main Campus along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at NMSU Main Campus

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 6,244 students took at least one online class at New Mexico State University - Main Campus. This is an increase from the 6,123 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 6,244 1,775
2017-2018 6,123 1,602
2016-2017 5,771 1,580
2015-2016 5,738 1,630
2013-2014 5,852 1,890

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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